MPESA Foundation Academy – Head of Sports Studies.

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OVERALL PURPOSE:

  • To lead on the implementation of the Teaching and Learning Vision and ensure it is embedded consistently across both IB and BTEC sports
  • To oversee the preparation and delivery of high-quality lessons in line with IB MYP Physical and Health Education, IBDP Sports, Exercise and Health Science, BTEC Sports guidance, and school’s vision
  • To provide professional leadership and management for high achieving subject teams, monitoring and celebrating excellent learning for all.
  • To be responsible for and oversee the management of all Sports programs which will include attending collaborative meetings, regular classes, after-School practices and tournaments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning and Delivery

  • To lead on and participate in the development of a high-quality subject curriculum and schemes of work in line with Sport guidance in relevant IB and BTEC publications.
  • Guide the Sports Department and students in designing and carrying out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings.
  • Ensure that both theory and practical work is undertaken by all students taking Sports activities.
  • Ensure that both Sports teachers and students explore the connections between the Sports Studies and the IB Programme core components
  • To keep up to date with developments within the subject area and communicate this to other BTEC Sport Teachers and Lead IV, MYP Physical and Health Education and IB DP Sports, Exercise and Health Science, including syllabus changes.
  • Provide effective verbal and written feedback to Sports teachers in good time
  • To maintain BTEC, MYP and DP Sports students’ academic records and assessments
  • Use Academy data management systems such as ManageBac, LMS and Zeraki
  • To quality assure teaching and learning in the subject

Standards and Assessment

  • To lead on data analysis of the subject and monitor subject progress and standards against targets
  • To lead on formative and summative assessment and ensure regular and effective assessment takes place in line with BTEC, MYP and DP expectations.
  • To ensure that all data required for Pearson BTEC Sport is submitted promptly and correctly and all timelines are met in the IB Programmes
  • To moderate effectively and adapt Schemes of Learning accordingly

Management of Subject Team

  • To oversee the smooth running of both BTEC and IB Sports, ensuring consistent provision across all teaching groups;
  • Oversee and ensure the differentiated Instruction in Sports lessons in order to match learners’ needs both in class and in the field
  • Monitor the creation of documents such as Records of Work, Course outlines, class analysis etc
  • To manage and motivate the subject staff, to enable learners to receive an education in the subject, in a positive, encouraging and effective working environment;
  • To hold regular staff meetings in order to set standards
  • To line manage members of the subject and to foster development of individuals and of the section;
  • To hold regular line management meetings, conduct performance reviews and encourage self-appraisal within the department.

Management of Subject Team

  • To oversee the smooth running of both BTEC and IB Sports, ensuring consistent provision across all teaching groups.
  • Oversee and ensure the differentiated Instruction in Sports lessons in order to match learners’ needs both in class and in the field.
  • Monitor the creation of documents such as Records of Work, Course outlines, class analysis etc
  • To manage and motivate the subject staff, to enable learners to receive an education in the subject, in a positive, encouraging and effective working environment.
  • To hold regular staff meetings in order to set standards.
  • To line manage members of the subject and to foster development of individuals and of the section.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or its equivalent specializing in Sports
  • Must be TSC registered
  • At least 5 years teaching experience or equivalent in a comparable institution
  • Candidates with experience in BTEC Level 3 teaching will have an added advantage
  • Experience in IB pedagogy
  • Ability to foster a supportive environment for learners and educators to realize their full potential and willingness to work collaboratively
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all areas
  • Proven track record on performance of the subject.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Appraisal will be the main performance indicator, with four objectives based on:

  • Students’ performance in the subject
  • Quality of Teaching and Learning in the subject
  • Promotion and demonstration of CLAIRE values
  • Professional Development
  • Performance will be measured against The Teachers’ Standards and student outcomes in relation to targets set and in addition will take note of progress with the Department Improvement Plan.
  • Ability to; Improvise and use locally available resources for effective teaching and learning outcomes. By Integrating technology in teaching and learning process
  • Evidence of extent to which the academy values are embedded in the subject delivery.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • MUST attend and complete in-house CPD programs on skills and competencies for team members
  • Embrace champion communicator skills by communicating positively, clearly and effectively
  • Superior personal and ethical standards.
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with staff utilizing excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate the promotion of CLAIRE Values across the department
  • Good organisational planning skills and a proven ability to work with a large degree of independence, managing own workload and priorities and identifying opportunities to add value to the business
  • Building relationships with team, managers, staff and volunteers.

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Senior Teachers
  • Subject teachers

Application Procedure:

Please send your applications to recruitment@mpesafoundationacademy.ac.ke not later than 23rd October, 2020 stating clearly on the email subject line and on your application letter reference line, which role you are applying for.

Please note, only soft copy/ email applications to the address provided will be accepted. No hard copy applications will be accepted or received. Kindly include in your application copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials, certificate of good conduct, and detailed CV, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) professional referees.

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